How to Enable or Disable firewall in windows 10

A Firewall is a component of Microsoft Windows which holds our systems protected from all kinds of network threats and malware. This particular tool is designed to keep unauthorized users from accessing files and resources on your computer. However, the Windows firewall is not a trustworthy tool and can sometimes cause harm to your machine. Several users require to turn off their firewall for various purposes. Additionally, some users utilize a different firewall, and some may have turned theirs off by accident. Hence, in this blog post, we will know some easy tips to Enable or Disable firewall in Windows 10.

In addition, this is a silent tool that displays basic status information for each network profile. According to the tech community, if you concern about your device, you must have the Windows Defender Firewall ON. Though some users have another security program operating the same function and consequently they want to turn the Windows firewall off. Accordingly, in the below section, there are the steps to Enable or Disable the Windows firewall.

Some easy methods to Enable or Disable firewall in Windows 10

Here are the following steps to Enable or Disable firewall in Windows 10-

1} Through Control Panel

Disable –

To disable the firewall here are the following steps-

Step-1: Open Control Panel.

Step-2: Find out Windows Defender Firewall and then open it.

Step-3: When the next page opens, click on Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off.

Enable or Disable firewall in windows 10

Step-4:  Find Private network settings in the Customize settings window.

Step-5: Select the bubble next to Turns off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended)

Step-6: In the same way, go under Public network settings and click the bubble ahead of Turns off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended).

Enable or Disable firewall in windows 10

Enable –

To Enable the firewall, here are the following steps-

  • Open the Control Panel.
  • Locate the Windows Defender Firewall and then open it.
  • On opening the next page, click on Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off.
  • Find Private network settings and Public network settings in the Customize settings window.
  • Uncheck the bubble in both the settings.

Enable or Disable firewall in windows 10

2} Enable and Disable firewall through Windows Settings

Disable –

Step-1: Press the Windows key through your keyboard.

Step-2: Type Windows Security and hit Enter.

Step-3: Locate the Firewall & network protection and click on the same.

Step-4: Here you will see the following network profiles – Domain network, Private network, and Public network.

Enable or Disable firewall in windows 10

Step-5: Click on each of the three networks profiles, one after the other and let enable the Firewall completely for all.

Step-6: When you click on Public network, the following panel will become visible.

Step-7: Under the Windows Defender Firewall, toggle the switch to the On position.

Enable or Disable firewall in windows 10

Step-8: A UAC will prompt. Click on the Yes button.

Step-9: Now, do the same for Domain network and Private network as well.

Step-10: You will see the changed status as follows.

Enable –

  • Click on the Start button.
  • Type Windows Security and hit Enter.
  • Locate Firewall & network protection.
  • Click on the Turn on for Firewall.

  • A UAC will prompt, click on the Yes button.

3} Enable or Disable firewall through Command Prompt

Disable –

Step-1: At first, click on the Start button and type cmd.

Step-2: Make a right-click on the Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

Step-3: A UAC will prompt, click on the Yes button.

Step-4: In the new window, type the following URL – netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off

Enable or Disable firewall in windows 10

Step-5: By pressing the Enter key, the firewall will turn Off.

Enable –

  • Click on the Start button and type cmd.
  • Do a right-click on the Command Prompt option from the list and select Run as administrator.
  • A UAC will prompt, click on the Yes button.
  • Type the following URL – netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state on

Enable or Disable firewall in windows 10

  • By pressing the Enter key, the firewall will turn On.

4} Enable or Disable firewall through Windows PowerShell

Disable –

Step-1: At first, click on the Start button and type PowerShell.

Step-2: Make a right-click on the Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.

Step-3: A UAC will prompt, click on the Yes button.

Step-4: Type the following URL – Set-NetFirewallProfile -Enabled False

Enable or Disable firewall in windows 10

Step-5: By pressing the Enter key, the firewall will turn Off.

Enable –

  • Click on the Start button and type cmd.
  • Do a right-click on the Windows PowerShell option from the list and select Run as administrator.
  • A UAC will prompt, click on the Yes button.
  • Type the following URL – Set-NetFirewallProfile -Enabled True

Enable or Disable firewall in windows 10

  • By pressing the Enter key, the firewall will turn ON.